Roy “Bub” Orlando Milnes, Jr., age 87, of Roscommon, died June 11, 2017.
Roy was born in Grayling, on May 2, 1930, to Roy Orlando and Myrle “Peg” (Rodgers) Milnes.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1951. He lived in the Roscommon and Grayling area except from 1957 to 1968 when the DNR moved him to East Tawas. Roy retired from the DNR in 1986 after 35 years as area supervisor. He was affiliated with Roscommon Auto Recyclers since its beginning in 1986. Roy was a member of Charles M. Engel VFW Post 4159. He was a founding member of the Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival Committee. Roy was a member of the First Congregational Church, Roscommon. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, wood working and playing cards.
He is survived by four children: Betty Binder of Swartz Creek, Roy (Kathy) Milnes, III of Littleton, Colo., Bernie (Liz) Milnes of Roscommon and Bonnie Marshall of Prudenville; three step-sons: Larry and Susan Tyler, Steve and Laura Schmid-Tyler and Dave and Tammy Tyler; eight grandchildren: Julie (Ron), Jeanne, Lindsay (Buddy), Jessica, Elise (Kevin), Megan, Matthew and Zac (Chelsea); 11 great-grandchildren; two nieces: Susan (Tom) Clark of Lubock, Texas and Shelly (Mike) Wilson of College Station, Texas; and many other extended family members.
He was preceded in death by three wives: Lorraine, Marjorie and JoAnn; son-in-law, Gary Binder; grandson, Billy Ries and a sister, Jane Rosin.
A funeral service will be at the Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon, on Friday, June 16, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., Pastor Lonnie Wilkerson officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, June 15, from 6-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Charles M. Engel VFW Post 4159, 219 Terrace, Roscommon, MI 48653, or Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival Committee, P.O. Box 672, Roscommon, MI 48653.